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Samsung estimated to have sold 100,000 Galaxy S7 units in South Korea in two days

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Samsung estimated to have sold 100,000 Galaxy S7 units in South Korea in two days

According to local industry sources quoted by Yonhap News, Samsung sold 100,000 Galaxy S7 units in its home country of South Korea in the first two days of commercial availability.

On Friday, April 11th, when the Samsung Galaxy S7 series launched worldwide, Samsung is estimated to have sold 60,000 units in South Korea, followed by 40,000 the next day, a Saturday.

The same sources say that the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge is responsible for about 40% of these sales, with the 5.2-inch Galaxy S7 accounting for the remainder 60% of the pie.

Last year when Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, the company was able to sell 200,000 units in the first ten days of commercial availability. As such, we're inclined to believe that the new Galaxy S7 series is on track to meet and possibly even surpass Galaxy S6 sales in South Korea. This contradicts previous information suggesting Samsung's new phones aren't doing very well in terms of pre-order placements in South Korea.

Although the Galaxy S7 series makes use of the same design language that Samsung introduced last year with the Galaxy S6 series, the new phones are definitely a step towards the right direction, offering a faster chipset, an improved camera with blazing-fast autofocus, waterproofness and dust resistance, as well as a microSD card slot.

Samsung is surely hoping that the new phones are good enough to revitalize the declining revenue and profit coming from its mobile division. To put things in perspective, note that the profit generated by Samsung's mobile business in Q4 2015 was about a third of that generated in Q1 2014. At the moment, however, it's probably too early to tell if the Galaxy S7 sales will go well enough to turn things back around.

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posted on 14 Mar 2016, 08:53 3

1. oozz009 (Posts: 476; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Even if that's probably slightly better than the GS6, that is still not a lot. I was expecting at least 500,000 by now. After all, it's their home country. If they can bring interest there then I doubt they will be able to do much in other places.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 08:59 16

2. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


WTH are you saying? 100k S7 and S7 Edge sold in 2 days is MUCH, taking into concideration of how over-saturated is the Android smartphone market, and how fierce is the competition.

Not to mention chinese OEMs who offer just-as-good flagships for half the price of Samsung's!

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:24 3

8. oozz009 (Posts: 476; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Let me remind you that Samsung's most successful smartphone, the S3 had sold up to 2-3 million units for it's weekend sales. And they surely sold more than a tiny 100k in their home county since they did not had competition from Apple in South Korea at the time (mainly because Apple was still on the 3.5-inch smartphone still). Furthermore, let me point out that Apple's 5S sold 9 million units during their weekend sales and 10 million for the iPhone 6 and 13 millions for their 6S line. Also, it was reported that since the iPhone 6, iPhone sold in South Korea were now much greater than Samsung's sales. So yeah, sorry but 100,000 is still a very small amount and if Samsung wants to truly compete again then they are expected to do much more than that.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:46

13. justrt (Posts: 331; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


You sound both supportive of Adreno's point and angry at the same time.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:50 6

15. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Let me remind you that the Galaxy S3 cost half of the S7/Edge price at launch.

And it's got nothing to do with the iPhone, because iOS isn't Android. Those who want iOS will get an iPhone; those who want an Android phone got a gazillion of OEMs to chose any device from.

And in 2012, cheap-selling Chinese Android OEMs probably did not make a huge impact in the Android world as it's the case.

And a few of them, like Xiaomi for example (who now have an impact in the Android smartphone market) did not even yet exist at that time!

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:05

20. oozz009 (Posts: 476; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Indeed, there is more competition this time around. But at the same time, the same can be told for all other companies. The intensified competition has not affected Apple that much now, has it? And the reason I'm comparing Samsung with Apple here is because Samsung always likes to compare itself to Apple:D By doing so, it's just normal that people's expectation over their sales multiply by tenfold! If they stopped comparing themselves as their primary competitors then fine 100k is fine but if they really consider themselves as Apple's main rival and the best OEM in the android market, well then, 100k is not enough to be able to hold such a reputation.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:20 7

22. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Huh? Samsung likes to compare itself to Apple?

When did Samsung ever say or do that? I mean, has Sammy ever released reports of it's Quater earnings and comparing it to Apple's Quaterly profits? No!

It's the Samsung and Apple fans who do such comparision in their arguements and hostility.

Samsung itself doesn't. Which, again, makes your point irelevant.

Sorry if I offended you.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 15:51 1

40. oozz009 (Posts: 476; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Did you just got born in plannet earth or what xd.
In every single event that Samsung has, their comparing themselves to Apple. Even while unveiling the gs7, they started comparing themselves with Apple. They showed camera of iPhone 6s vs gs7, also in their commercials they often show Apple devices to try to ridicoulise them. In any case, Samsung Is the only android OEM that constantly gives the most attention to Apple and tries to be like them. If you din't know that well then you don't know about Samsung.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 15:55

41. oozz009 (Posts: 476; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


And no, you did not offend since either way I don't care, the money does not go in my pockets lol. I just point out reality here. Samsung always wanted to have the success of Apple and if you check South Korean history of pretty much any company, most found their success throught imitation of other companies found in the west. And Samsung is no exception, again just pointing out the truth. Sorry if I offended you:D

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 01:04

47. coldspring22 (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Of course Android competition has heavily impacted and dominated Apple iphone! Why else would Steve Jobs declare thermo-nuclear war on Android??? Besides, why did Q1 2016 iphone sales drop to 71.5 million from Q1 2015 sales of 74.5 million? This is first ever historic decline in YOY iphone sales! And Iphone sales will decline again in Q2 2016, making it two straight quarters of iphone decline YOY in absolute sales number. If Android didn't exist, do you think this would happen? After all 2016 is once again predicted to be growth year for smart phone industry overall - but in the meantime, many analysts predict Apple iphone sales will decline in 2016, bucking the growth in overall smart phone industry. Now is iphone feeling the impact from Android? Only blind ifanboys will continue to deny Android dominating Apple iphone, even when iphone falls to single digits in global market share..

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 07:16

50. oozz009 (Posts: 476; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Well according to this, you are wrong. Look:http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/apple/apple-q1-2016-financial-results-how-many-iphones-ipads-watch-macs-sold-revenue-results-3581769/

For Q1 2016 it's written 74.7 million VS 74.4 million in Q1 2015. Crazy numbers right there! And yes, for Q2 it is expected to decline but so what it has already hit a wall after breaking a record after record for years now. They can't continue forever lol

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 07:37

51. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Samsung compares its flagship features and performance versus Apple's iPhone. That's true.

My point was that Samsung DOES NOT compare it's PROFITS versus Apple's!

Prove me wrong.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 08:55

52. oozz009 (Posts: 476; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Well that's true!! It does NOT but that was never my point. I only said that Samsung is the only android OEM that constantly compares themselves to Apple, they always wanted to have the success that Apple has with it's flagship sales and yes of course they won't compare sales numbers or profit numbers because the reality is that if Samsung's profit number's are small compared to Apple so why would they bother? However, if it was the other way around, believe me Samsung would compare these number and they would brag about it proudly because for Samsung, Apple is their n.1 rival regardless if they have increased competition from other OEM's now. In any case, that was point and not that Samsung compares actuall numbers with Apple ;)

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:55 5

16. John-Knotts (Posts: 52; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Did you even read what he said? It is not 2011. It's 2016, and there is FAR more competition in the Android market for half the price.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:07

21. oozz009 (Posts: 476; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Sure there is!! But we are talking about the best high-end flagships here and not the mid rangers of android. And it's not like South Koreans are poor and can't afford it!

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:23 4

24. John-Knotts (Posts: 52; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


First off, 100k in 2 days is excellent no matter how you look at it. There is not another Android OEM that sells that much in 2 days.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:44 3

34. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Right! And this 100k in 2 days is about sales in South Korea alone.

Aggregating the sales of the S7/S7 Edge worldwide in the span of that same 2-days of availibility, I bet it's over 500,000k - to say the least!

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:21 3

23. lallolu (Posts: 449; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


At the time of S3, there were not many good smartphones. Now, there a a bunch of them at good pricess too.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:27 4

25. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Exactly the point I tried to give.

The Android market has much, much more grown and matured till become over-saturated, when compared to the time of the S3!

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:16 2

6. justrt (Posts: 331; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


Oh come on. South Korea is a small country. Their mobile market is 6 times smaller than the US one!

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:17 3

7. Macready (Posts: 811; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


In the Netherlands, pre-orders were 2.5 times higher than for the S6....

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:03 1

19. Shocky (Posts: 2123; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Demand is usually higher after a successful product, Galaxy S6 laid the groundwork and now the Galaxy S7 is capitalizing on it's success.

The Galaxy S5 was a piece of crap and they lost momentum as a result, sorry but it was.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:40

32. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7921; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I disagree about the S5. IP67 rated. It started the trend of Samsung having the best camera as no camera topped the S5 until the Note 4 was released. It has very good battery life even compared to the latest iPhone models considering its from 2014. It also had the best Super AMOLED display until the Note 4 pr DisplayMate. It charges faster than any iPhone with its 3.0 port.

The only problem is people didn't like the physical design. They based the dimpled back cover which Samsung did that to make it less slippery. The White and Blue and the gold one actually looked nice to me. My wife has the blue back and I liked playing with it.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:55

35. Shocky (Posts: 2123; Member since: 16 May 2012)


The design was horrible, the materials felt cheap, the performance was just average, the amount of internal storage was a joke, the flaps were annoying, touchwiz was still a pile a turd back then.

Lots of reasons to stay away from this phone and many users did.

Didn't help that OnePlus released a phone shortly after with the same SoC, more memory and 64GB internal for half the price.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:55

36. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Yeah. The S5 actually was greater than any smartphone at it's launch season. It flopped in sales not because of the device's performance itself, but because of it's aesthetic looks, and somewhat, bad luck in sales for Samsung.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 11:13

37. Shocky (Posts: 2123; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Users complained about storage on the Galaxy S4 and build quality and Samsung ignored them and released the Galaxy S5 with 16GB and plastic build anyway.

Yes, there was a 32GB version but networks never stocked them, they arrived late and they were ridiculously expensive.

They deserved to fail.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 00:52

46. sissy246 (Posts: 548; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


I had the s5 and I disagree with you. Maybe some didn't like the plastic back in didn't mind it at all. It was a great phone, never a bit of trouble with it. I only gave it up because I wanted the note 5 for size and s pin. If you liked the size of the s5 it had everything you needed in a phone.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:32

10. JC557 (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


PhoneScoop has done a review on the Verizon unit and it's quite improved over the S6 in battery life and photo quality.

*they reviewed the regular S7.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:03 3

3. cnour (Posts: 549; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


This what Apple sells in seconds.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:33 8

11. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


So what? iOS isn't Android. If you wan't iOS, your only option is an Apple device, but different is the case if you want an Android device.

iOS isn't Android. Comparing the sales of devices from two diffdrent platforms is irrelevant.

Compare the S7 and S7 Edge sales versus another Android device.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:47 1

14. Donone41 (Posts: 63; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


In South Korea? Dude keep quite please. Reading is fundamental.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:39 1

31. John-Knotts (Posts: 52; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Not this year they won't lol.

Apple sales are already flattening.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:40 1

33. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7921; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


This is what Samsung has sold in seconds.
I bet the USA pre-orders alone were at least 20M. Add Europe and I am betting very close to 40M pre-orders.

After all, it has been said that the S7 is selling at 2.5 times the pace of the S6 and the S6 sold 20M in less than 3 days.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 12:11

39. xfire99 (Posts: 784; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Dude, S6/S6 Edge combined just shipped 10M the 1st month. 20M pre-orders was false rumours and never truth.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 16:57

42. Ninetysix (Posts: 2317; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Only in your make believe world did Samsung sell that many S6s in 3 days. Meanwhile in the real world that we live in.

http://www.informationweek.com/mobile/mobile-devices/samsung-galaxy-s6-sales-fail-to-break-records/a/d-id/1320673

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 01:20

49. coldspring22 (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Get real. Apple sells only small fraction of total number of Android phones sold every second. Usual retort from ifanboys is that Android phones are junk. Well not anymore, even entry level Android phones can go toe to toe with iphone! Redmi 3 for example is $106 phone which has better screen, much bigger battery than iphone 6S, sports metal clad body and SD card slot to boot! SOC used in entry level android phones are blazing fast as well, helio X10 for example scoring 50K in Antutu. Plenty fast for everyone except for hardcore gamers, While Android will become even more dominant going forward, Apple iphone will be stuck with shrinking boutique niche of smart phone market.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:07

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 19478; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ouch!

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:13 4

5. artificialintelligence (Posts: 147; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)


Well not every has money to spend in the latest and greatest smartphone every year the S5 & S6 can last enough for a couple more years

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:30 3

9. ABADDON (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Mar 2016)


hi! I'm ABADDON, I'm from GSMArena and this is my first time to comment here... I have been here for years reading articles and comments but I only created an account just now. thanks by the why for welcoming me here phonearena even that it just an automatic note or something... but my real reason for making account here is I just read the you wrote " On Friday, April 11th, when the Samsung Galaxy S7 series launched worldwide, Samsung is estimated to have sold 60,000 units in South Korea, followed by 40,000 the next day, a Saturday" can you clarify it? thanks

oh btw I'm not so fluent at english language, I hope there is no some lazy English nazy here? I don't came here to learn about it but correcting me from some misspelled or grammatical errors I would very appriciate it.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:55

17. ABADDON (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Mar 2016)


ouch no option to edit the comment? I mean why = way

my bad, I'm not that lazy to correct my typo or bad grammar by replying to my self everytime I realized that I had done wrong? hmp I think this is my last comment here hahaha... but at least I experience to comment here... lol bye :))

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:01

18. justrt (Posts: 331; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


Hey, it's hard to learn another language, I know, but why don't you start your sentences with a capital letter?

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:36

27. Gadgetex (Posts: 74; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


I thought auto-correct did that for us

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:38

29. ABADDON (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Mar 2016)


Even in my own language, every sentences must start at capital letters. I don't know, why in the world I forgot that simple thing like that? Can be my outrageous life be an excuse? lol just kidding... btw thanks buddy :)

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:39

30. ABADDON (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Mar 2016)


Even in my own language, every sentences must start at capital letters. I don't know, why in the world I forgot that simple thing like that? Can be my outrageous life be an excuse? lol just kidding... btw thanks buddy :)

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:34

12. twens (Posts: 953; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I so much envy this phone but too bad I can't buy it. I'll just have to wait for the price to drop.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:33

26. Gadgetex (Posts: 74; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


They get 32gb or 64gb models in South Korea?

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 10:36

28. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7921; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I don't believe those numbers.
With Samsung being 25% of their countries GDP (which someone claimed before isn't true -http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/07/whoa-samsung-is-responsible-for-20-of-south-koreas-economy/260552/)

Samsung sells a lot of product at home for them to reach 25% of the products sold in one country. I can't see their phones selling in such a small number.

Are people in South Korea that poor? Or are they so influenced by other phone brands?
When it comes to phones sales at home, how does Samsung fair against LG?

This article says the V10 didnt do so well at home -http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/lgs-dual-screen-v10-isnt-selling-very-well-in-south-korea/ - It didnt do well in the USA either.

I couldn't find anything on the G5 sales either.

It's ok Samsung. Europe and the USA like your phones.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 11:22

38. Shocky (Posts: 2123; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Samsung sell a lot more than phones.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 18:29

43. theo14461 (Posts: 322; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Uh, maybe because it's the best phone money can buy!

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 21:20

44. fyah_king (Posts: 189; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


So, 300k s7 edge?

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 00:33

45. Hyeon (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Mar 2016)


That's about right, i mean the number of sales. Samsung mobile sales has waning for quite awhile here in Korea. It's due to demand of Iphone, and also the decline of chaebol business influence. 60% of the phone sales contributed by people under 25 here, and if you have the chance to travel to big city in Korea e.g: Seoul, Busan or Daejeon, you would see a huge trend among the youngster to own an Iphone, and they are everywhere, i mean literally everywhere.
The chaebol (generation inherited business conglomerate e.g: Samsung, LG etc.) has try to influence the media especially the government mouthpiece claiming otherwise by putting figures on their website, and it has cause a huge backlash among netizens, saying the govt was controlled by Samsung, and that has cause some decline in sales.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 01:10

48. sissy246 (Posts: 548; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


That's just it, like you said youngsters want the iPhone to be the cool kid. It is a status symbol. They could care less what it can and can not do or how it performs. It's the same here in the US with the young, 25 and under. Ifanboys can deny it all they want but it's true.

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